Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 522.041
Classifications


(a)

The department may issue a Class A, Class B, or Class C commercial driver’s license or commercial learner’s permit.

(b)

Class A covers a combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, if the gross vehicle weight rating of the towed vehicle or vehicles exceeds 10,000 pounds.

(c)

Class B covers:

(1)

a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more;

(2)

a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more towing a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less; and

(3)

a vehicle designed to transport 24 passengers or more, including the driver.

(d)

Class C covers a single vehicle or combination of vehicles not described by Subsection (b) or (c) that is:

(1)

designed to transport 16-23 passengers, including the driver; or

(2)

used in the transportation of hazardous materials that require the vehicle to be placarded under 49 C.F.R. Part 172, Subpart F.

(e)

The holder of a commercial driver’s license or commercial learner’s permit may drive any vehicle in the class for which the license or permit is issued and lesser classes of vehicles except a motorcycle. The holder may drive a motorcycle only if authorization to drive a motorcycle is shown on the commercial driver’s license and the requirements for issuance of a motorcycle license have been met.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 752 (H.B. 1888), Sec. 20, eff. January 1, 2016.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 882 (H.B. 3171), Sec. 1.06, eff. September 1, 2019.
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